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Bratschi Ltd

Work +41 58 258 10 00
Fax +41 58 258 10 99
Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen, Zug, Zurich

Walter H. Boss

Work +41 58 258 10 00
Bratschi Ltd

Work Department

PG Tax


Asset Management Law Commercial Law Company Law Contract Law Corporate Disposals Inheritance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Restructurings and Reorganizations Succession Planning Tax


–Poledna Boss Kurer Attorneys at law, Partner (2008-2015) –Blum Attorneys at law, Partner (2001-2007) –Pestalozzi Attorneys at law, Partner (1991-2001) –Ernst & Young, New York, International Services Office, Partner (1988-1991) –Ernst & Young, Zürich, Tax Department (1986-1987) –Attorney at law in Lugano (1984-1986) –Federal Tax Administration, International Law Department, Legal Counsel; Swiss Delegate at the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs in Paris (1980-1984)


German, English, French, Italian


–Swiss Bar Association (SAV) –Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) –International Bar Association (IBA) –Amercian Bar Association(ABA) –International Fiscal Association (IFA) –Tax Chapter Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Chair –New York University School of Law¸Member of the Practice Council International Tax Program


–New York University School of Law; Postgraduale Tax Program, LL.M. (Tax) (1988) –University of Berne Law School, Attorney at law (1980)


Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bratschi Ltd has four offices in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and a full-service approach. Core practice areas are corporate and M&A, private client and public law, with notable individuals including Marco Rizzi, Barbara Jecklin, Christian StambachMirco CeregatoIngmar Snijders and Walter Boss.

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Private client

Within: Private client

'Solid and well established mid-market firmBratschi Ltd has 'a good international reach', 'a full-service approach' and houses 'a knowledgeable, accessible and responsive' private client practice. It is best known for handling matters relating to trusts and foundations, tax, estate planning and the structuring of assets and commodities. Clients particularly recommend 'level-headed and strategic thinkerKurt Blickenstorfer and 'unique international tax lawyerWalter Boss, who 'consistently delivers excellent and timely work'. Trust expert Ingmar Snijders, who also serves as Honorary Consul to Iceland in Switzerland, and tax partner Michael Barrot are other names to note.

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Within: Tax

The tax team at Bratschi Ltd 'demonstrates the highest level of professionalism through competence, attention to detail and efficiency'. It assists middle-sized and listed companies, as well as private clients and family-owned manufacturing businesses, with obtaining and negotiating tax rulings regarding tax planning, cross-border transactions, reorganisation and relocation, trading and employment matters. Michael Barrot, who advised Etihad Airways on the tax aspects concerning its sale to the Swiss subsidiary of Adria Airways, 'understands unconventional tax requirements and welcomes the challenge to provide personalised solutions'. Walter Boss is another name to note.

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